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Installing a program on Ubuntu - need help

kirret
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Hi guys.

Need your help installing a program on Ubuntu 11 workstation. I'm complete novice on Linux so will need step-by-step guidance please.
I have downloaded a software from Vembu Storegrid, The file is called StoreGridSetup_4_2_0_SP.sh. I have tried to open it in couple of different ways but seems the most luck I have is when I right click on the file and choose Open - Run in Terminal. Then I get a black window coming up for 5 seconds saying something along the lines:
\pathtothefile\ You must be root to do that. Exiting
I have tried their support but it takes ages there to get answers and they aren't very detailed which is what I need in this case.
So I'm hoping you can help me out here with this issue, thanks.
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open terminal

cd /path/to/shfile
sudo ./StoreGridSetup_4_2_0_SP.sh
asks for password: put your current user password here

any system wide action like software installation must be done with "root" privileges, root is superuser in *nix system whis is allowed to do everything, in ubuntu root user itself is disabled by default, to overcome this "sudo" is used, sudo means "DO as SuperUser"

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Thanks guys, that was quick.
So I managed to get to the next screen now where the installer asked if I want to install some additional packages like MySQL stuff and some other things needed for the program. I said YES and now I got this message:

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  Checking For MySQL Package Compatability
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 Please be patient. It could take a few minutes.

 mysql-common             : -e Already installed using package-management utility "apt-get"
 MySQL-connector-odbc  : not installed
 unixodbc             : not installed

NOTE: StoreGrid requires MySQL version 5.5.20 and its appropriate components. If any of the mysql packages are already installed using package management utility "apt-get" or if the version of the packages are different from MySQL-5.5.20, installation of MySQL package(s) will not go through. Therefore, please uninstall any such existing mysql package(s) and then try to running this ./StoreGridSetup_4_2_0_SP.sh installer again. To uninstall such package(s) Execute : "dpkg --remove package-name" and "dpkg --purge package-name" or "apt-get remove package-name" as a root user where package-name is 'mysql', 'mysql-libs', 'mysql-devel', 'mysql-server', 'mysql-client' or 'mysql-common'.

 Exiting ...

Just as an additional information, this Ubuntu has only latest updates installed and VMWare Workstation, nothing else.
I wonder if you guys can help me here or should I contact Vembu Support now as this is their program. Thanks anyway.